Reviews of The Parthenon Code
"A startling testament to the validity of Scripture."
James R. Coram, Co-Editor, Unsearchable Riches Magazine.
"The most original book of the decade, if not the last fifty years."
Ron Pramschufer, BooksJustBooks.com.
"Original, seminal, ground-breaking, unforgettable, and highly recommended."
James A. Cox, Midwest Book Review.
"This is the book the thinking Christian community has been waiting for."
Ian T. Taylor, Creation Moments.
Simple way to explain universal language of yesteryears in Greece!
The Parthenon Code is aptly qualified by Robert Bowie Johnson Jr., the author, as Mankinds History in Marble.
Sitting in the shade of the Acropolis in Athens and looking up at the Parthenon while reading the book made complete sense of the way ancient Greek artists communicated in a laypersons language. Thought-provoking accounts of the Greek way of thinking that surpasses time periods and portrays a crystal clear picture of scriptures makes the book compete with the style it originally set out to explain. The author uses simple written language to bring out the visual language used by Greeks thousands of years ago. Maiden successful attempt guiding a modern day seeker through the labyrinth of Greek art to understand Scriptures puts the book in a rare class of literature that can be classified as the beaconing light to understand humanity.
Greek Civilisation is termed as the cradle of the Western Civilisation but The Parthenon Code goes one step further to shed light on the years that have always stirred an insatiable desire to understand those mesmerising chapters of history.
Today, thanks to the compilation of The Parthenon
Code the author sums up the answer to the question
"Lets think back to that young student who asked, Where
does Greek myth come from? By the grace of God, we have answered her
question. We know now that the Greek myth is the true story of the origins
of the human race. What the Greeks meant to be an unparalleled, intricately
chiselled monument to the glory of mankind turns out to be a detailed history
of mankinds delusion, and a clear-cut validation of the truth of the
Word of God."
NEW EUROPE, THE EUROPEAN WEEKLY, May 30, 2004 Issue Number 575
What strikes one first about this wonderful book is how comprehensive the evidence, and obvious the inferences and conclusions. Of course Athena represents the reborn serpent-friendly Eve after the Flood! Who else could she be? Of course the king and strongman Herakles is the Nimrod of Genesis! Of course Greek religion celebrates the rejuvenation of the way of Kain (Cain) after the Flood, and the victory of Zeus-religion over Noah and his Yahweh-believing children! Of course Nereus (the "Wet One") is the Greek version of Noah! The author reveals a genuine ancient artists' code which details the true history of humanity.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and there are 250 illustrations, including sculptures of the east pediment of the Parthenon restored by computer artist Holmes Bryant based on the physical evidence. Hugely recommended. And oh yes, the Garden of the Hesperidesalways depicted with a serpent-entwined apple treeis the Greek version of Eden!
In The Parthenon Code: Mankind's
History In Marble, author Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr.
draws upon his own unique approach to combine elements of mythology, religion,
spirituality, art, antiquarian classics, and world history to craft one
of the most original, engaging, thoughtful and thought-provoking works advocating
a kind of "alternative history" explanation for a post-Biblical
Deluge association of Greek pagan themes and symbolism with the Hebrew biblical
account of Noah's flood and its aftermath. The revelation that the Greeks
knew Noah as Nereus and referred to him as the "Wet One" and built
the Parthenon to celebrate a "victory" over Noah and his God,
and in honor of the serpent-worshiping Eve of Genesis, makes The
Parthenon Code an iconoclastic, mind-stimulating, and
strongly recommended read for students of religion and Hellenic history!
The Talk About Network, August 7, 2004
Those that enjoyed The DaVinci Code, a fictional account linking art history to religion, will be enthralled at this gem of a book, The Parthenon Code. As the first book to interpret the seven sculptural themes of the Parthenon, the Parthenon Code offers proof of the existence of Noah through many references to him in the Greek art and myths.
And Noah isn't the only biblical reference in this book. Surprising comparisons are made between Eve and Athena as well. Interested? Check the book out yourself. This book is exceptionally well written, easy enough for the casual art history buff to process, yet comprehensive enough to withstand even the most cynical of critics.
Aside from the text, The Parthenon Code contains over 250 illustrations and pictures of the art and architecture relevant to this book.
I found the interpretations made by Mr. Johnson insightful, logical and accurate. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed The DaVinci Code, or anyone else who longs to see mythical mysteries unraveled by long-ago-created works of art.
Karen Pruitt Fowler, BellaOnline's Art History Editor